wow good eye.......Originally Posted by sharkeymarine
Just so I am clear, I am not referring to when the Fountain obviously got on plane much easier than the cat.Originally Posted by TSPM
I am referring to the earlier start. I just watched it again. What you can see is that the background was moving then suddenly stops! Watch the land in the background.....
wow good eye.......Originally Posted by sharkeymarine
the funny thing I just saw the video and they said that the boat (sr) was running unstable but I dont think so I really believe if it is stable enough to take a pic its pretty stable.Originally Posted by E.A.
[SIZE=2]I was at Jacksonville behind Speed Racer and Reggie![/SIZE]
Here are the facts:
1) I saw Reggie take off way too early from the start. Most boats were just coming through the swinging train bridge. Reggie was way in front without any other boats around. He hit the throttles before the fireboats. Most waited until we passed fireboat salute. Reggie had a huge lead BUT THE CATS CAUGHT UP AND HUNTED HIS A$$ DOWN IN NO TIME!
2) Reggie did not slow down for any No Wake Zones or through bridges. This was a poker run not a race. Remember we are trying not to cause any new problems in this sport. Reggis forgot this!
3) Speed Racer PASSED Reggies boat with room to spare at around 170 mph.
4) Three other passengers in my boat witnessed the exact same thing.
If you were up front in a boat, keep your opinion to yourself.
LOOSE CANNON 36' NORTECH SUPERCAT
Last edited by cobrapower; 06-26-2006 at 07:49 PM.
ThanksOriginally Posted by lowblue320
Now why do they not want to reveal who was out in front of both of them?
There is obviously a 3rd wake there at the time they say, "We sucked them up" there was another boat in front of the Fountain boat to their port. By the looks of the wash it was no bass boat. Take another close look at SR footage. They repeated the same shot twice. Once before the Fountain and again after the Fountain...... You will see a bass boat there that they pass.
Perhaps Reggie will hop in the "helicopta" and show up at LOTO, then again, he might have an appointment with his barba to get his har did that day.
What a ridiculous video. But the point was made, it does have everyone talking and there is no such thing as bad publicity.
Good Lord I'm misunderstoodOriginally Posted by FeverMike
In post #310 you stated
"A lot of you are totally childish. Thanks for a great post Ed."
In post #313 I responded and please let me re-post here and replace the word "YOU" with the person I was referring too who is "REGGIE"... I know you are two different people
ps: sorry Fevermike but when Reggie(originally referred as "you") consistently acts that cocky in public, then have the balls to hire a video crew to film you talking like that, then edit it, and release it as a promo, you(referring to Reggie) ask for some ribbing.... I think Roy's (Im being a smartass implying Orbison,reggie's look alike) accomplishments are very impressive, I just don't personally respond favorably to his marketing crap
I'm truly sorry for all the confusion I will try not to post again while drinking domestic beer
Personaly, I think the guys up front would know what happened, so I would like to hear from them....Originally Posted by cobrapower
I was just giving my take on how I viewed this fictional mini series....
This could possibly be the best thread of the year!!
So I feel I should put in my two cents, although it probably has been said already...
Yes, I'm only 26, and I'm still in school after almost 22 years (going to be a chiropractor this fall) but I've been around boats all my life, and I've studied how v-hulls and cats behave, from full-tilt running, to stand-still. The video clip shows RR accelerating visciously compared to SR. But this is expected...v-hulls will always hop on plane faster than cats, and given that they both have equal power, RR will dominate off the line. But after a while, with SR riding on that cushion of air and throwing back an impressive wake, it'll take on RR and beat it for top end. Sure, they claim RR is a 180 mph boat. But I'm sure if SR was set up similarly (ie closed canopy, no amenities), it'll clean RR's clock. It comes down to physics of the catamaran on water vs the v-hull. less surface area touching the water per unit of power will equal greater top end. I love boats of all kinds, from sail to power, cats to vees, but it's quite aggressive to call a v-hull a "cat killer". I'm sure at most any poker run in north america, there will be average cats running 100 maybe 120 with stock power. Yes, RR will "kill" these cats, but in all truth its a race boat.
what they need is a showdown between Bacardi Silver and RR. Two legititmate race boats (if this was run last year, then both boats would be equally powered...is it still the same this year? I'm not sure)
Then again, I would love to see RR against Bill Tomlinson's My Way...That would absolutely incredible!
Originally Posted by Charley
I understood ya the first time ... must be cuz all my friends drink domestic and Im used to deciphering
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